Welcome to the Cub Scout Section

Cub Scouts are boys and girls aged between 8 and 10½. Cub Scouts usually meet once a week in a ‘Pack’ which is run by a trained Cub Scout Leader (normally known as Akela) and Assistant Cub Scout Leaders or helpers.

Cubs Scouts will get the chance to try lots of different activities including swimming, cycling, cooking and water activities. By doing these activities properly they can earn badges to wear on their uniform.

Cub Scouts also get to go on trips to places such as theme parks & museums, and also go on camps – either in a building or in tents – and take part in lots of outdoor activities.

There are currently 20 Cub packs for your children to choose from in Hornchurch District – details can be found on our ‘Join Scouting’ pages.


The Cub Scout Promise:

I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen
To help other people
And to keep the Cub Scout Law.




The Cub Scout Law:

Cub Scouts always do their best
Think of others before themselves
And do a good turn every day.

The Cub Scout Motto:

Be Prepared


Hornchurch District Cub Air Rifle Competition

crossed rifleThe District Cub Air Rifle competition was held at 8th Hornchurch Headquarters. This year 55 cubs attended the competition from 8 different cub packs; 1st Elm Park, 2nd Elm Park, 2nd Rainham, 3rd Rainham, 8th Hornchurch Jupiter, Apollo, Dragon and Mercury.
The Cubs were in two different age groups under 9 ¼ and over 9 ¼. The under 9 ¼'s shot in the morning and the over 9 ¼'s shot in the afternoon.
Before the Cubs shot for the competition they were each given a practice turn to ensure that they are all familiar with the air rifles. While the Cubs were shooting the waiting Cubs were occupied by a Video being shown on a large screen TV and the others were playing games out side on the grass.

 The top scoring cub in each age category received an individual certificate. There was also a trophy for 1st 2nd and 3rd place in each age group and a certificate for each Cub. The total score from each group was added together and the Group trophy was presented to the winning Group.  
There was a small printing glitch with the certificates and trophy’s. We won’t need to get any for next year. All new ones have been produced and will be given out later this week.
I would also like to say a big thank you to all the leaders who stayed and helped with the competition it would not have run as smoothly without your help.
The results for the competition are below. 

The 8th Hornchurch Jupiter stopped 3rd Raynham’s attempt to gain the trophy for the 4th year in succession.

Under 9 1/4
8th Hornchurch Jupiter 51
8th Hornchurch Dragon 33
3rd Rainham 21
Best Individual Score
8th Hornchurch Jupiter Oliver 21
Over 9 1/4
8th Hornchurch Jupiter 75
8th Hornchurch Mercury 66
8th Hornchurch Dragon 47
Best Individual Score
8th Hornchurch Mercury Amelia 33
Total Group Scores
8th Hornchurch Jupiter 126
8th Hornchurch Dragon 80
8th Hornchurch Mercury 66
8th Hornchurch Apollo 39
1st Elm Park 38
3rd Rainham 36
2nd Elm Park 28
2nd Rainham 20




Bob Wallace DCSL